Learning & Development in West Kent
An important part of the Provincial Grand Master’s / Grand Superintendent’s strategy for the Province is to encourage all brethren to develop their understanding of Freemasonry and the skills needed for various offices.
The Provincial Grand Master / Grand Superintendent has appointed W Bro. Tony Harvey, PAGDC, as Head of Learning & Development and he has put together the following team.
Provincial Education Officer, W Bro. Alan Wondzinski
Alan’s role is to promote a daily advancement in masonic knowledge and understanding. He is putting together a team of speakers who can deliver either their own talks or those from Solomon, UGLE’s repository of learning materials and is keen to work with other groups, such as the Light Blues Club and Installed Masters’ Lodges, to promote learning.
Provincial Training Officer, W Bro. Steve Archbold
Steve is working with other Provincial Officers to identify training needs and develop training workshops for Lodge Officers. He will also be recruiting and managing a team of trainers to deliver the workshops.
Provincial L&D Administrator, W Bro. Richard Savage
Richard works in support of Tony and the others to make sure the administration and organisation of events works as simply and smoothly as possible, leaving others to concentrate on delivery.
Provincial Grand Orator, W Bro. Clive Moore
Clive leads a team of Orators who have developed and present their own talks in Lodges and works closely with Alan to ensure a joined-up approach to serve Lodges.
The team encourages all members to register as a user of Solomon at https://solomon.ugle.org.uk and then “enrol” to access different categories of material. Solomon includes content for those interested in becoming a Freemason, some for each of the Craft degrees and the Royal Arch and other topics relevant to the running of Lodges. If you have not yet seen the material, it is superb. It ranges from short pieces that take 5-miniutes to read (“nuggets”) up to full papers and demonstrations, for those who seek them.
The team wishes to support your Lodge or Chapter meetings and can offer speakers to present talks and lead Q&A sessions. To seek a speaker, please contact the team on WKLandD@gmail.com and Alan or Clive will get back to you to make arrangements.